Definition of intimation in English:

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intimation

Pronunciation: /ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃn/

noun

1An indication or hint: the first intimations of trouble no one gave any intimation that there had been any problems
More example sentences
  • Every gardener longs for the first intimation of spring.
  • Quick to fear the worst, she was horrified by his intimation.
  • Her mouth was set in the vague intimation of a smile.
Synonyms
announcement, statement, communication, notification, notice, report, reporting, publishing, broadcasting, proclamation;
disclosure, revelation, divulging
archaic annunciation
suggestion, hint, indication, sign, signal, inkling, suspicion, impression;
reference to, allusion to, pointer to, clue to, overtone of, undertone of, whisper of
1.1 [mass noun] The action of making something known, especially in an indirect way: it took ten years from the intimation of a claim to the assessment of damages
More example sentences
  • Some of the personnel in the private hospitals said intimation regarding the meeting came at the last moment.
  • Many aspirants submitted their applications along with the re-checking fee but no result or intimation is being provided to the aspirants till date.
  • It is regrettable that it has taken almost ten years from the intimation of a claim to the assessment of damages.

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